Herpes Treatments at Home

13 Apr Herpes Treatments at Home

Herpes Treatment at HomeHere are 5 of the most popular herpes treatments at home.

Herpes treatments at home usually consist of taking an oral product to treat the infection from within, or using an external cream, to directly soothe developing blisters. Oftentimes people will use pain killers or apply an ice pack to the outbreak to offer additional relief.

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A Natural Herpes Treatment

A Natural Herpes Treatment

All natural herpes treatments can be just as effective as prescription medications but without any uncomfortable side-effects. These types of remedies are usually made using anti-viral ingredients found in nature that are backed by extensive research and scientific study.

Certain dietary supplements and alternative remedies are claimed to be beneficial in the treatment of herpes.

Valacyclovir (Valtrex)

Valacyclovir (Valtrex)

This is one of the most popular herpes treatment drugs as it treats both HSV 1, oral herpes, and HSV 2, genital herpes, infections.

Valaciclovir is an antiviral drug used in the management of herpes simplex, herpes zoster (shingles), and herpes B. It is a prodrug, being converted in vivo to aciclovir. It is marketed by GlaxoSmithKline under the trade names Valtrex and Zelitrex. As of November 25, 2009, valacyclovir is marketed in generic form in the United States by Ranbaxy Laboratories.

Acyclovir (Zovirax)

Acyclovir (Zovirax)

Acicolovir (brand name: Zovirax) is an antiviral prescription drug used to treat most known types of the herpes virus.

Aciclovir or acyclovir, chemical name acycloguanosine, abbreviated as ACV, is a guanosine analogue antiviral drug, marketed under trade names such as Cyclovir, Herpex, Acivir, Acivirax, Zovirax, and Xovir. One of the most commonly used antiviral drugs, it is primarily used for the treatment of herpes simplex virus infections, as well as in the treatment of varicella zoster (chickenpox) and herpes zoster (shingles).

Penciclovir (Denavir)

Penciclovir (Denavir)

Penciclovir (brand name: Denavir) is a prescription drug used to treat HSV 1, or oral herpes infections. Penciclovir cream is applied directly to the skin to heal an external cold sore.

Penciclovir is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpes virus infections. It is a nucleoside analogue which exhibits low toxicity and good selectivity. Because penciclovir is absorbed poorly when given orally (by mouth) it is used more as a topical treatment, and is the active ingredient in the cold sore medications Denavir, Vectavir and Fenistil. Famciclovir is a prodrug of penciclovir with improved oral bioavailability.

Famciclovir (Famvir)

Famciclovir (Famvir)

Famciclovir (brand name: Famvir) is a prescription herpes medication usually used to treat herpes zoster infections.

Famciclovir is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections, most commonly for herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug form of penciclovir with improved oral bioavailability. Famciclovir is marketed under the trade name Famvir (Novartis).

Famciclovir is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections, most commonly for herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug form of penciclovir with improved oral bioavailability. Famciclovir is marketed under the trade name Famvir (Novartis).

If you have had success with herpes treatments at home, please comment and let us know. We are always interested in hearing which popular herpes treatments are working and which ones fail to deliver results.


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